double cluster


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double cluster

A pair of clusters that lie relatively close together. A well-known example is the pair h and Chi Persei, in which the individual clusters appear to be of similar age.

double cluster

[¦dəb·əl ′kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A pair of globular clusters that are physically close to each other, near the northern boundary of the constellation Perseus.
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Poor Molly's mouth was rather wider open than usual, as she walked along with her eyes fixed on the double cluster of vessels in her hands, quite innocent of the expression in her mistress's eye.
Our strongman clasps a bright leash of stars that leads us to the beautiful Double Cluster in Perseus, a great stop on any night and one of the featured sights in next month's column.
I think my favorites of these delicate, lacy stitches may be a blue fan created with Cluster (CL) and Double Cluster (dCL) as well as chains and double crochet (dc) comprised of 5 rows set upon a chain of 10 +4 stitches repeated across and down as the work continues.
There are many joys to behold in the constellation of Orion too, as well as other wonders like the famous Double Cluster, or the beautiful Pleiades.
Much more compact are the Perseus Double Cluster now nearly overhead (near the center of the December and January maps), and dimmer M35, M37, M36, and M38, which run upward from the feet of Gemini onto Auriga.
+58[degrees] (near the Double Cluster, on the Perseus-Cassiopeia border) climbs higher in the eastern sky.
BINOCULAR TARGETS HIGH in the winter sky the constellation of Perseus hosts the famous double cluster.
Binocular targets include the double cluster in Perseus NGC 884 and NGC 869.
By far the most prominent feature of Perseus is the magnificent double cluster often called 'The Sword Handle'.
With Venus hanging low in the west, the star-dappled sky overhead showcased such wonders as the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, and Perseus Double Cluster. The patio was half-full of other hungry astronomers also sampling the heavenly cuisine and savoring the aroma of rural Ontario carried on the chill autumn breeze.
The Double Cluster in Perseus (photo at right) looks like a dim, elongated bit of Milky Way; look for it plotted between Perseus and Cassiopeia, very high in the northeast.
The Double Cluster in the sword handle of Perseus is still at an elevation of some 40[degrees] and an excellent binocular object.